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December 6, 2010


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Journal Entry: Mon Dec 6, 2010, 4:34 PM
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Move
  • Watching: Resident Evil

My editor still wants me (well actually, more like... trying to make me to re-consider it) to draw a shoujo love stories.
Don't wanttttttt T__T

1st I don't have experience
2nd umm I don't think I'm romantic enough ^^ ;
3rd I (mostly) don't draw girl LOL

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MAngoal Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wall flower is a very nice shoujo manga.. The girl is really out of the norm...
SOAPYSHARD Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
If anyone can make a shoujo that doesn't disgust me it's you!
Rivalhopeso Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think if you won't enjoy doing it then you shouldn't do it because it won't work. I could see you doing something fantasy-like, like howls moving castle style - not the art, the world and atmosphere. like robots in the 1920s xD lol that's just me. but yeah, try to compromise with him!! Do it the BAKUMAN way!! xD Anyone read that?
sora-h Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Ah, you can always make a romance comedy [with more comedy to it] or dark romance XD you don't really need to be experienced to write romance, actually XD sure it'll make everything better and easier, but just by observing, you can actually whip out some plotlines :)

You can try observing real-life relationships [IDK, your friend, your parents, etc.] or reading some shoujo manga or romance novels.

And about drawing girls... think of them as pretty boys with boobs and more curvy figures! 8Dd *shot*

But of course, if you really can't do it/don't want to, you don't need to force yourself ^^U it'll be a good experience though [probably]
veelafleur Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Well shoujou is basically just one goodlooking girl and 10 different hot men all going after her so all you'd really need to do is manage to make one attractive female. The story is mostly bad insults (you baldie!) and loads of blushing because "ZOMG MY CRUSH IS STANDING LESS THAN 20 FEET FROM ME!!". I really think it could work well for you, hey, can't get experience without doing it, really..
Nacrym Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
I know you probably don't have the luxury to do that but... you should change your editor. If you haven't done anything for them for now, and they want you to draw something commercial you don't like, there is a problem.
silvercaffiene Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think that your editor understands how popular you could be if you wrote shoujo, 'cause you draw your men so lovely.

Even if you don't have experience, I'm sure your imagination can make up for it. And besides, there's way too much super-romantic shoujo around, anyways.

I believe you are capable of producing something fresh, with beautiful art.
Hmm, a shoujo manga that doesn't make me wanna puke would be lovely. :) Good luck, if you do decide to do it. If not, ask your editor! I'm sure he or she will be able to give you some good input.

Other Artist/writer/friends will also be of help, if you are in need. :)
rairy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oww...thats tough. Just come up with BL stories and at the end of plot/storyboard change one of the guy's gender to a girl....end story...*kufufufu*
LinkWorshiper Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
You should just draw something about a fujoushi, lol. Or something shoujo-like that is shounen-ai at the same time! There is a GW doujinshi artist I love that essentially did that XD
AmeOn-na Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD I think...maybe you should try it out? Like just a little small story, xD nothing huge. If you dont like that one, well At least you tried it. XD It broadens horizons tho
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